The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 11 - 16
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 13.33% - 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.38% - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £353
% change year-on-year -3.33% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.25% +4.00%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39 43 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 86.67% 84.31% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 24
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +67.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston - 5 - -
Test Automation
Scotland

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Spring
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Spring Integration
2 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 5 (55.56%) Microservices
2 5 (55.56%) Angular 2
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Subversion
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Maven
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DECT
1 1 (11.11%) RS-485
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Angular Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Spring
2 5 (55.56%) Angular 2
2 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) Spring Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Microservices
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle